Last night Epic lead designer Cliff Bleszinski unveiled the first trailer for the next installment in the Gears of War series. Using Late Night with Jimmy Fallon as a platform, Bleszinski debuted a trailer called “Ashes to Ashes” which “outlines the world you’re going to see in Gears of War 3.” Protagonist Marc Fenix makes an appearence, along with Dom, a female soldier, and of course tons of Locust baddies. Bleszinski confirms that double barrel shotguns and playable female soldiers will be featured in the game. Gears of War 3 is slated to release on April 8, 2011. Starting the hype a bit early there, aren’t you Cliffy B? Look after the break to watch the full interview.
Thanks to the iPhone’s internal OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics capability, Epic has no reason to hold back from porting their Unreal Engine 3 (the same engine that runs mega-games BioShock, Gears of War and Mass Effect) to the iPhone 3Gs and iPod touch (3rd gen). Do you know what this means!? Soon Apple’s little genius devices will turn into real portable game machines. Not that they aren’t already gaming machines; but the integration of such a powerful graphics engine backing future games should definitely give the Sony PSP and Nintendo DS a chill down their spines. Check out the video above for a quick snippet of Unreal gameplay and look forward to the iPhone and iPod touch becoming synonymous with “portable gaming machines.”